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Old 02-19-2011, 10:57 AM   #76
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Very nice blades. I have a nice Balisong, some knuckles...still have to get that Indy stag horn knife though.

Smitty, what you gonna do? Put all your junk inside a trunk?
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:00 AM   #77
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Nice, a very fitting piece to your collection. The Fairbairn Sykes is instantly recognizable. I considered getting one, as I am kind of in the market for a quality field knife (you know, with all the combat operations I find myself involved in ), but I ended up passing on it. Too impractical for much of anything other than slicing and stabbing flesh.

No, the Fairbairn-Sykes wouldn't make for a very useful field knife, unless you were fishing...for sharks. It really had one purpose, according to Fairbairn:

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In close-quarters fighting there is no more deadly weapon than the knife. In choosing a knife there are two important factors to bear in mind: balance and keenness. The hilt should fit easily in your hand, and the blade should not be so heavy that it tends to drag the hilt from your fingers in a loose grip. It is essential that the blade have a sharp stabbing point and good cutting edges, because an artery torn through (as against a clean cut) tends to contract and stop the bleeding. If a main artery is cleanly severed, the wounded man will quickly lose consciousness and die. (William Ewart Fairbairn, Get Tough, 1942)

It was designed to slip easily into a ribcage. So, an elegant weapon with a nasty function.

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I'm eventually going to get myself one of these much more practical numbers:



I would rather go with something more vintage, but the "ASEK™ Survival Knife System" simply won me over in the end with it's awesome features.

At any rate, yours has an interesting legacy.

Your's does look a lot more useful. Rambo would be proud as well!



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Nice name-change BTW Finn. It reminds me of Nurch's "beat the heat" thread from awhile back!)

Haha! I'd overlooked that meaning of junk!

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Very nice blades. I have a nice Balisong, some knuckles...still have to get that Indy stag horn knife though.

Smitty, what you gonna do? Put all your junk inside a trunk?

In the UK we put our loot in the boot.
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:13 AM   #78
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In the UK we put our loot in the boot.

What a great expression! Being an uncultured statesider, I'm not versed in as many double entendres as I'd like. However, this commercial immediately came to mind. I can only assume that the reference is as seedy as my filthy mind would suggest. Ok, I'm done derailing your thread now.
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:34 AM   #79
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What a great expression! Being an uncultured statesider, I'm not versed in as many double entendres as I'd like. However, this commercial immediately came to mind. I can only assume that the reference is as seedy as my filthy mind would suggest. Ok, I'm done derailing your thread now.

I intended a literal transaltion of junk and trunk (one man's junk is another's loot + US car trunk = UK car boot). I've since consulted the urbandictionary.com !

Back on track, I have more junk, er curios, to show.

These turned up in a pile of postcards.

These are four original photographs taken at some German rally, each processed slightly differently. You can just make out Hitler standing on the podium. I have no idea of the date or who took them:





And in the same pile, an original Hitler-Mussolini propaganda postcard:





There were also a couple of original photos of British WWII troops in a desert, but I haven't scanned them yet.
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:02 PM   #80
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Nice name-change BTW Finn. It reminds me of Nurch's "beat the heat" thread from awhile back!
Well, the thread is full of weapons...
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:45 PM   #81
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I noticed the pic of that ASEK I posted here has disappeared without a trace....was it deleted to avoid confusion? I understand if that's the case, since this thread is for Montana to showcase his stuff, not for me to babble about the things I want. Clarification please, was my post edited?
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Old 02-19-2011, 02:00 PM   #82
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I noticed the pic of that ASEK I posted here has disappeared without a trace....was it deleted to avoid confusion? I understand if that's the case, since this thread is for Montana to showcase his stuff, not for me to babble about the things I want. Clarification please, was my post edited?

I still see it, IB. Maybe something is screwy on your end?
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Old 02-19-2011, 02:05 PM   #83
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I still see it, IB. Maybe something is screwy on your end?

Diddo.

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Old 02-19-2011, 02:55 PM   #84
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I noticed the pic of that ASEK I posted here has disappeared without a trace....was it deleted to avoid confusion? I understand if that's the case, since this thread is for Montana to showcase his stuff, not for me to babble about the things I want. Clarification please, was my post edited?

I still see it too, so nobody deleted anything. Are you seeing a red X, or nothing at all?
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Old 02-19-2011, 04:07 PM   #85
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I still see it too, so nobody deleted anything. Are you seeing a red X, or nothing at all?

Huh. I still see nothing. No "Image unavailable" icon or anything....."wiped clean by the wrath of God". Very strange. I'll reset my browser and see if that does anything. I'll not clog up this thread with it anymore with talk of it, though. Other than that, thanks for the feedback, guys.


EDIT: That fixed it, but it makes me wonder if I've been missing anything here lately.
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:09 PM   #86
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EDIT: That fixed it, but it makes me wonder if I've been missing anything here lately.

Meh, doubt it.
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:37 AM   #87
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My little collection of German stamps came to light this morning.

Some show inflationary price rises, which marked the economic chaos Germany was in after the First World War.



In 1921 it took 75 marks to buy 1 dollar. In the following years the figures become staggering:

1922: 400 marks to the dollar.
1923: 7,000 marks to the dollar.
January 1923: 18,000 marks to the dollar.
1 July 1923: 160,000 marks to the dollar.
1 August 1923: 1 million marks to the dollar.
November 1923: 4 billion marks to the dollar.

After November 1923 the figures were into the trillions.

(The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich, William L. Shirer, Pan Books, 1964)
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Old 04-02-2011, 01:42 PM   #88
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Been sorting some of the junk, and adding to it.



The disc mid-left is a replica of something Major Toht would have carried: a Gestapo Dienstmarke (Warrant Disc).

Above it is something he might have given to his unlucky lady: an original 1930s Swastika necklace pendant.
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Old 04-02-2011, 01:53 PM   #89
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If someone ever robbed your house... 0_o
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Old 04-02-2011, 01:57 PM   #90
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If someone ever robbed your house... 0_o
Oooh! Yeah! 8O
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Old 04-02-2011, 02:41 PM   #91
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If someone ever robbed your house... 0_o

I'd make sure they tasted cold steel.



(I left this one greasy, too, so I didn't have to keep oiling it!)
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What are you?!

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I know, right?!
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:44 PM   #94
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Monty, you're one of the more respected faces here and we both know that... but you do realize that you're going to be a stock target for overcompensating jokes after all this, right?









But no matter. I suppose the thing that counts is how you use it... or so I hear.
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I know, right?!
Ha! Me too!
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:06 AM   #96
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Monty, you're one of the more respected faces here and we both know that... but you do realize that you're going to be a stock target for overcompensating jokes after all this, right?









But no matter. I suppose the thing that counts is how you use it... or so I hear.



As Corporal Jack Jones from Dad's Army used to say (referring to his bayonet, of course), "They don't like it up 'em!"
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Old 04-03-2011, 02:43 PM   #97
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...you do realize that you're going to be a stock target for overcompensating jokes after all this, right?

I got to...

Is this a testimonial:

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But no matter. I suppose the thing that counts is how you use it... or so I hear.

...or no?
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:48 AM   #98
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Anybody here read Japanese?

Continuing the Japanese theme, but in a completely different direction...

Does anybody know what this old enamel pin badge says?



It has '557' engraved on the reverse, so it's some kind of membership badge. The copper plate has been curved, as if to fit on a cap. My first guess was Japanese railways, but I have no basis for that.
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:32 AM   #99
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I picked up some genuine Smith & Wesson K Frame walnut target grips to upgrade the cracked plastic ones, but they weren't a perfect fit. My neighbour did what he could, and here's the result:



And as they were before:



This is probably the closest I'm ever going to get to Indy's S&W 1917, considering his was cut down to 4".

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Where's the wide-eyed Indy smilie?
Oh well.... Shiny... 0_o
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